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RATINGS: 1968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On tap, 2009 version, part of a Stone sampler @ Beer Exchange. Pours a hazy orange. Taste is strong, alcohol and malt. Bitter finish. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonGregorio (270) - POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Shared 2016 bottle. Unclear dark amber colour, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, biscuit with light floral and dried fruit notes. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter, toffee, biscuit, caramel, some nuts, dried fruits. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Great, powerful barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2017
bomber pours amber with white head aroma is caramel and booze taste is similar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a soft dark muddy brown color with an eggshell white foamy fingers worth of head. Solid sticky stringy lace. The aroma had some dark fruits, sweet apples, caramel and toffee malts closes with a light tobacco quality. Grassy hops. The flavor balances between a strong semi-malty sweetness to the dark and apple fruits. Nicely blended aftertaste. Dry semi-smooth sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a solid sipping quality about it. Fairly dry, hop bitterness hits appropriately. Carbonation seems to have died off a bit. ABV still feels on par. Overall, very nicely done American styled barleywine that I would love to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2017
Sticky mouth, very hoppy, lots of grapefruits and apples. Very full body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours clear amber with a small beige head. Smells of caramel and resinous hops. Taste is oak, bitter, hints of sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Stone Old Guardian 2015 Classic Release finishes with a lingering woody dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turboninja (705) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
2015 patch. [email protected]s, Tampere, Finland.
Ar: Medium, soft aroma with plum, sweet fruits and malts.
Ap: Brown color with minimal, light beige head.
Ta: Strong, balanced and soft taste. Great balance between wood, vanilla and bourbon. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with hops and malty fruits.
Pa: Strong,/medium body with medium/light carbonation.
Ovr: Great, bold and matured. Perfect. Period.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (899) - HONG KONG - FEB 11, 2017
2106 Release. Clear amber with a small white head and spotted lacing. Delicate aroma of caramel and resin. Taste is clean, not too sweet, caramel malts, resin and some pleasant resinous hops to balance, without taking over. Boozy finish. Quite nice barley wine, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3602) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Refrigerated 2007 brown bomber poured into a snifter. Clear dark Amber with small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and a little alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (575) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2017
2013 bottle shared at CBB. Apparently each pour got progressively darker with more sediment, I tried the third pour which was a nutty brown. Notes of booze with dark fruit, toffee caramel malts. Similar flavour, raisin, fig, caramel, nuts. Not too sweet, balanced out by a good woody character. Medium body with a warming finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5296) - rdovre, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
Tap Dark amber colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits figs and plums rich malty and nots of caramel and wood,nice smooth warming mouthfeels with good sweet taste and long smooth finish.

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